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Who’s Doing What: The latest hires, promotions and more


wdw-081914Steven Kruzel joined Quarles & Brady LLP’s Milwaukee office as an associate in the labor and employment practice group.

Kruzel previously was a summer associate for the firm, at which time he drafted EEOC responses and participated in investigatory interviews, created multistate surveys on FLSA issues, and prepared various client presentations. Kruzel earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School.

Lynn Lodahl and Caitlin Madden joined the Madison office of Hawks Quindel SC, Milwaukee.
Lodahl earned her law degree this year from the University of Wisconsin Law School and has been a law clerk with the firm since September 2012. Her practice focuses on family law, employment litigation and employee benefits disputes.

Madden graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in May and has been a law clerk with the firm since September 2012. Her practice focuses on wage and hour litigation, and employment discrimination litigation.


The Association for Women Lawyers has announced its new board of directors. The new members, who will serve for one year, are: Laura Kwaterski, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of WI, president; Caroline Spongberg, American Transmission Co. LLC, Madison, president-elect; Melissa Beresford, Zetley Law Offices SC, Milwaukee, secretary; Malinda Eskra, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, treasurer; Jennifer Allen, Alan C. Olson & Associates SC, New Berlin, past-president; Ann Bowe, Gettelman Law Office, Milwaukee, director of membership; Linda Grady, The Strategic Financial Alliance, director of professionalism; Shannon Brusda, Godfrey & Kahn SC, Milwaukee, director of programs; Emily McIntyre, Schmidlkofer, Toth & Loeb, LLC, Wauwatosa, director of special events.

George Brown, executive director of the State Bar of Wisconsin, was sworn in as president of the National Association of Bar Executives at its annual meeting in Boston. Founded in 1941, NABE is an affiliate of the American Bar Association. Brown has been an active member of NABE since 1987. A board of directors member since 2009, he was sworn in as president after serving terms as president-elect and vice president.

rothsteinJohn Rothstein, a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee, was named chair of the firm’s fiduciary, trust and probate litigation subgroup.

Rothstein is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation group, where he focuses his practice on corporate disputes, product liability, probate and real estate matters. He earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School.


Godfrey & Kahn SC, Milwaukee, was named one of 2014’s “50 Best Law Firms for Women” by consulting firm Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, in collaboration with Working Mother magazine. Godfrey & Kahn was honored for excellence in family-friendly policies, according to a news release, and business and career development initiatives that are helping to retain women attorneys and advance them into the leadership pipeline.

Hupy and Abraham SC, Milwaukee, won the United Performing Arts Fund law firm challenge and received top honors due to the largest net increase in employee participation. The finale program in June included performances by artists from the community. Attorney Michael Hupy accepted the award on behalf of the firm at the event. UPAF’s 2014 campaign collected $11,728,476 from community supporters.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee, was awarded the Wellness Counsel of America’s Gold Well Workplace Award. The firm was honored for its development and implementation of a wellness initiative that, among other things, captured CEO support; collected data to drive heath efforts; created a supportive environment; and consistently evaluated outcomes.

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